Discussion Questions

  1. In what ways did the Flexner criticism of the social work profession in 1915 pave the way for social work professionalism?
  2. In what ways can you connect social welfare policy to social work practice?
  3. One of the traditions U.S. social welfare programs inherited from the British is the principle of less eligibility. This continues to impact welfare beneficiaries. Many social workers have called for an egalitarian approach so that individual can lead meaningful lives. In your groups, discuss whether policies should abolish the principle of less eligibility and support your viewpoints.